Keltbray Piling has announced the roll out of a new app to allow all piling records on site to be completed via a mobile tablet.
The company has said that the bespoke system allows office and site based staff to share information from the same database in real time with project details updated live as the work progresses.
“In the past, our engineers on site would fill in forms by hand leading to double handling of data and reading information which was at times dirty, incomplete and sometimes difficult to read,” said Keltbray Piling managing director Stuart Norman. “Automation means we eliminate the need for repeated data input and minimise human error.
“The system is intelligent, provides live feedback to engineers, including real time data on pile positioning, concrete pours and pile verticality, and assists them in management and quality control of our materials on site.”
The app was piloted during recent piling work for the BBC and is now being rolled out to Keltbray’s Lillie Square site, among others. The system is expected to be adapted for use by Keltbray Sheet Piling in the near future.
“We have invested around £70,000 in the development but conservatively estimate the system will save us around £60,000 a year,” said Norman. “As part of the second generation we are already looking at incorporating additional reporting functions to allow this to become a business management tool as well as providing live data feeds into client databases. This system is effectively the ‘I’ in BIM.”